Preschool, playgroups and birthday parties, oh my! Socializing kids from an early age tops the priority list of many parents. But that doesn’t mean your social calendar can’t flourish during motherhood as well. Mommy groups connect mothers from similar parenting backgrounds or geographic locations for anything from play dates to picnics to moms’ nights out. We’ve rounded up some of the best groups in Dallas-Fort Worth for both seasoned and first-time moms.
Note: Please contact each group or venue for the most up-to-date information as many groups are not actively meeting in-person due to COVID-19 precautions.
Faith-Based Mom Groups
If a desire for religious fellowship resonates with you and your family, a faith-based mommy group may be right for you. Many faith-based groups encourage new members of all backgrounds to bring their questions to meetings.
Argyle UMC M.O.M.s
Argyle Moms on Mondays meets every week for everything from Bible study at the Argyle United Methodist Church to ladies-only nights out to family-friendly back-to-school parties. Contact the church to learn about more moms-only study groups and events.
Fellowship Church Mom Groups
Join these groups at the locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco and Grapevine for monthly or twice-monthly moms night out. Note that no childcare is provided by the groups.
MAMAS of First UMC Richardson
MAMAS (Mothering at Many Ages and Stages) meet at First United Methodist Church Richardson on Monday mornings and midday Wednesdays. Childcare is available for $50, and the groups are open to everyone whether or not you’re members of the church.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
This international organization has several groups in the Dallas area. Many local churches sponsor MOPS groups and host two meetings per month. Groups can range from 10–200 members.
Watermark church offers several classes for parents, including sessions for moms to be, single parents, first-time parents, for adoptive or foster parents, and any parents seeking Bible-based fellowship.
For Mother-to-Mother Connections
Whether you’re new to town, new to motherhood or just new to mommy groups, these clubs can provide friendship from like-minded mothers with same-age children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
GCS Moms League
This local nonprofit group is dedicated to serving moms in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake. Family outings and playdates let kids bond while burning off some excess energy, while ladies-only gatherings like monthly book clubs, ladies’ nights out and member mingles allow Mom the chance to have some fun without the family.
Support groups for at-home mothers can be particularly helpful for moms just leaving the workplace. MOMS Club offers kids’ days out, moms’ nights out, family outings and meetings at chapters in the Dallas area.
Moms in Motion
Looking for encouragement? Inspiration? Networking opportunities? This Dallas-based Meetup group is for you. This group covers all kinds of topics including beauty, health, finance, and time management.
SuperMoms & Sidekicks
This Meetup group primarily serves moms residing in Rockwall and surrounding cities and hosts playdates and family outings. While the majority of moms in the groups at stay-at-home moms, there are members who work part-time as well.
Mocha Moms is a support group for moms of color that provides play dates and hosts family and couples activities as well. Moms who are interested can attend two meetings for free before deciding to join. For membership inquiries email email@example.com.
Wylie Moms & More
This Facebook group organizes social events for moms with children of all ages in and around Wylie. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For Moms of Multiples
If no one can understand a mother like a fellow mother, the same principle certainly holds true for parents of multiples. Multiples of America specializes in connecting multiple-birth families through local member organizations. These local clubs offer children’s socials, mom’s retreats, support services and shared resources for parents of twins, triplets and quads.
Fort Worth Mothers of Multiples
Meetings normally take place every third Tuesday of the month (except December). Email email@example.com for membership inquiries.
Lake Cities Mothers of Multiples
They welcome dads, too! This Lake Cities group is based in Southlake and welcomes families from surrounding Northeast Tarrant County cities (Grapevine, Colleyville, Keller, Trophy Club, North Richland Hills). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out via Facebook for membership inquiries and meeting times. Annual dues are $37.
Metrocrest Parents of Multiples
This group typically meets on the second Thursday evening of each month at Faith Lutheran Church/Day School in Flower Mound. $40 per year for membership.
North Dallas Mothers of Twins Club
This group serves each other by providing meals for new moms and keeping the preemie clothes closet stocked. Email email@example.com.
Plano Area Mothers of Multiples
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and monthly meeting times. Join for perks like socials, children’s parties, MOM’s night out, playgroups, sales and community service projects, or shop their T-shirts and custom items online.
Groups for Single Moms
Single parenting has its own unique set of challenges and rewards. Whether you’re a single parent by choice or by circumstance, surrounding yourself with other single parents to share resources and support can make all the difference.
Single & Parenting
Various support groups around the Dallas area tackle the challenges of single parenting with tools such as video seminars, small-group discussions and workbooks. Type in your zip code to find a group nearest to you. Many of the meetings are held at local churches.
DFW Single Mothers by Choice
Mothers who have chosen single parenthood can often feel marginalized by others. This Meetup group offers support, events and activities to those moms as well as those considering single parenthood, actively trying to become pregnant or already pregnant, fostering or adopting.
This article was originally published in May 2019.